Sarah joined Essex & Suffolk Water as Group HR Director in the Northumbrian Water Group in January 2011. She began her career with Rowntree Mackintosh as a Graduate trainee in the late 1980s, where her first job was as a confectionery sales representative based in Essex. She moved into HR and held a variety of roles in Rowntree and Nestlé over the next 15 years, before taking a role as HR Director within Northern Foods in 2002, based in Cumbria.
From 2006 she was Group HR Director at Places for People, a national property management and development company, where she took an interest in projects supporting homelessness. She was in the leadership team for the BiTC Workwell campaign in 2010, sponsoring the development of the Emotional Wellbeing toolkit.
Sarah is married, and outside work enjoys yoga, travel and family life.